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Tidal CEO Steps Down As Dozens Of Employees Are Let Go! Is Jay Z's Streaming Service Already In Trouble???

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Things are NOT looking good for Tidal!

Well this does NOT sound like good news for Tidal!

It's been less than a month since Jay Z launched his premium music streaming service, and the company is apparently already undergoing a MAJOR personnel change!

[ Related: Jay Z, Beyoncé, Madonna, & MORE Gather For A HUGE Announcement From TIDAL! ]

Andy Chen, who was a CEO of the Tidal's parent company, Aspiro Group, has reportedly stepped down and will be replaced by former Aspiro CEO Peter Tonstad!

The news comes on the heels of reports that up to 25 more Tidal employees have already been let go. However, the company says that "less than half" of that reported number have actually left.

Tidal released a statement on the big change, saying:

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Jay Z And His Posse Make Waves Celebrating The Launch Of Tidal!! Check Out The Details Of His New Music And Video Streaming Service!

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Jay Z launches Tidal

Well, it's official!

Today, some of the biggest titans of the music industry have been gathered by Jay Z to celebrate the re-launch of Tidal — the streaming service that's supposed to change the way we listen to music!!

The 45-year-old rapper assembled quite the squad to commandeer the event: Beyoncé, Kanye West, Madonna, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj were all present.

But it didn't stop there! Alicia Keys, Usher, J. Cole, Jack White, Arcade Fire, and Daft Punk were some of the other artists present for the launch to sign a declaration.

Tidal will offer CD-quality audio and video but uses no free ad-supported service. The streaming service will offer monthly subscriptions — $19.95 for high quality streaming and $9.95 for standard quality.

The service has deals with all of the major record labels. And Mr. Carter has already coaxed artists to sign over their songs, even the anti-Spotify Taylor Swift!

[ Related: Beyoncé & Jay Z Hire Blue Ivy Her Own Security Team For School & Piss Off The Other Parents?! ]

In an interview with Billboard, Jay explained that the goal of Tidal was to produce a streaming service that appropriately compensated the artist. The rapper had this to say on if the artists would be making more money on Tidal than on Spotify:

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Jay Z, Beyoncé, Madonna, & MORE Of Music's Biggest Stars Gather For A HUGE Announcement From TIDAL! See The Star-Studded Teaser HERE!

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Some of the biggest names in music are getting ready for a big announcement from TIDAL!

Get ready, music lovers! Something HUGE is coming our way!

For those of you who may not know, Jay Z is getting ready to launch his new music streaming service called TIDAL, and it looks like Hova is trying to build up the hype with a big announcement!

[ Related: Taylor Swift Will Be Streaming Her Albums On TIDAL! ]

But he's not alone! In fact, it looks like he and Beyoncé called up EVERYONE in the business!

Daft Punk! Calvin Harris! Kanye West! Jack White! Rihanna! Madonna! Usher! Arcade Fire! The list goes on!!!

So what exactly is this big announcement they're all waiting for? We guess we'll just have to wait and find out!

Ch-ch-check out the teaser (below)!

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Jack White Is A BIG Elvis Presley Fan! Bought The King’s First Recordings In An Auction For A Cool $300,000!

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Well, it's one for the money! Three for the auction!

Three hundred thousand to be exact!

Jack White was the one who bought the unreleased first recordings from the King himself — Elvis Presley!

And he was able to win by bidding a whopping $300,000! And Jack is NOT being greedy with his new purchase! In fact it's quite the opposite!

The hard rocker bid and won the recordings — which include an 18-year-old Elvis doing covers of That's When Your Heartaches Begin and My Happiness on 78 rpm acetate from 1953 — at an auction that took place at the Graceland Mansion this past January 8th.

And Jack White is planning to release them on vinyl through his label Third Man Records really soon!

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